Welcome to the valley chamber of commerce website

The Valley Chamber of Commerce is one of Australia’s longest running and most active business organisations. The Chamber represents the interests of businesses within the suburbs of Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Herston New Farm, Newstead, Spring Hill and Teneriffe. We are the leading business voice for Queensland’s largest commercial region.

Our vision is to be the best new world chamber of commerce and we strive to connect, inspire, educate, promote and advocate for business in a dynamic and vibrant voice. With an active board and strong apolitical voice, the Valley Chamber of Commerce enables Brisbane businesses to grow and develop to their potential.

POTTED HISTORY OF THE AREA

Commerce has been central in the history of the Fortitude Valley area since its beginnings with the arrival of Rev John Dunmore Lang in The Fortitude in 1842. For much of the intervening years the area has been an industrial powerhouse for Brisbane and South East Queensland. Only since 1990, with the coming of urban renewal, has the face and character of the district changed to what it is today – a vibrant, exciting place to do business.

Not Your Average Chamber

The Valley Chamber of Commerce is not your average business organisation. The inner city of Brisbane has a unique feel and special demands that are reflected in the business community. The area incorporates many iconic parts of Brisbane including Brunswick St. and Chinatown Malls.

Since its inception in 1985, the Chamber has played a leading role in representing the needs of local business operators. The Chamber knows the constant tensions that can arise between governments, commercial needs and local residents. The practical experience and the combined skills of our members, add up to an organisation that is best-placed to represent local people and their businesses.

Our Purpose
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  • To make valuable connections and real relationships.
  • Be an inspiration to be successful through experience and expertise.
  • Provide business advocacy and advice.
  • Offer opportunities for business promotion.
  • Be a representative voice on behalf of the local business community and our membership.
  • To foster and promote best business practice.
THE VISION
  • Promotion of the area as a major trade, commerce and industry area.
  • Participation in the community life of the area and expression of the views and the interests of the commercial and industrial community.
  • Development of relations of economic co-operation with other regions of Queensland.
  • Protection of the lawful rights and interests of the commercial and industrial community in Fortitude Valley and nearby districts.
  • Presentation of a united voice in resolving issues relating to the business area.
Our Core Values
Everyone is welcome.
Members come first.
Think global, act local.
Always adding value.
It’s all about the relationships.
Business for everyone
Modern, open mindset.
Community Focus Groups
The Valley Chamber of Commerce is involved in a number of key focus groups that aim to improve local businesses and communities.
  • Police Community Liaison.
  • Urban Renewal Task Force.
  • The Valley Vision.
  • Creative Industries.
  • Property Owners Group.
  • Valley Alcohol Management Plan.
Working Committees
The Valley Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring that major issues are the focus for the chamber. The board management structure includes multiple working committees that address the day-to-day operational detail.
  • Marketing and Promotion.
  • Events and Engagement.
  • Membership
  • Legal, Finance and Compliance.
  • Strategy and Vision.
Connect With Members